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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 5:55 am (GMT +9) -

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 5:55 am (GMT +9) Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 5:55 am (GMT +9)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 544 km depth

4 Jan 21:01 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
4 Jan 21:02: Now using data updates from GFZ
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7 Jan 17:56: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 556.2 to 544.0 km (from 346 to 338 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.4 km (2.1 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 4, 2022 20:55:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 5:55 am (GMT +9)
Depth544.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.8233°S / 125.0708°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode4.823°N / 54.929°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoEmperor of China (182 km / 113 mi)
Nearby towns and cities283 km (176 mi) E of Katabu (pop: 42,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
299 km (186 mi) ESE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
367 km (228 mi) WSW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
369 km (229 mi) WSW of Ambon Island (pop: 501,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
395 km (245 mi) N of Pura Island (pop: 5,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
6.0544 km283 Km E of Katabu, IndonesiaUSGS
6.0555 kmIndonesia: BANDA SEAEMSC
6.0556 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaRaspberryShake
5.8548 kmIndonesia: Near UjungpandangRENASS
6.0553 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGFZ
6.0547 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGeoAu


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1324 km / 822 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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35 km of Delhi, Vera Cruz (385.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Just the sound announcing it and the bed frame moving a couple of times. We just had a massive rain storm saturating the ground. | 8 users found this interesting.  
Bandung, West Java (1949.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Apr 16, 2022 11:45
34 weeks ago

462 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore

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